Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar

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Are you thinking about getting the Charlotte Tilbury advent calendar? Well I’m very new to trying out the charlotte tilbury products, and i wanted a sample of her brand in the most convenient way possible. I got this Naught and Nice Magic Box for 150 pounds (which is about 750 DHS) from http://www.feelunique.com.

The full size items in this box are:

  • Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of Shame
  • Eyes to mesmerize in Jean (cream shadow pot)
  • Lip lustre lip gloss in unleash me
  • Color chameleon in Mesmerizing mink (cream shadow stick)

The mini items:

  • Full Fat Lashes mascara
  • rock n kohl eyeliner in Amber Moon
  • Goddess skin clay mask
  • wonder glow
  • magic cream
  • supermodel body
  • eye makeup remover
  • Multi-miracle glow cleanser, balm, and mask

ย  ย  ย  For me, I wanted to try out her skincare just as much as i wanted to try out her makeup so it made sense to me considering two of her skincare products together would be the same price as the box. I wanted to try the magic cream, the goddess skin clay mask, wonder glow, her lipstick, the cream shadow pot, the color chameleon, the mascara, and the eyeliner.

ย  ย  ย I don’t have a complete review of all the products quite yet, but I thought i’d mention that I really do like the magic cream and it seems to last a good amount of time considering its a mini product. I also know that i will absolutely repurchase the walk of shame lipstick because the color is a perfect rose bud color for anyone and the texture is so comfortable for a matte. The eyeliner is very gel like and creamy so its also a favorite. I love using the eyes to mesmerize in Jean in my inner corners because it sets into place really well and has amazing pigmentation. I’m yet to try the other products, but i have no doubts that they will meet my expectations. If not, ill be sure to mention it.

Have you guys tried Charlotte Tilbury products? I’d really love to know your thoughts!

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Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Palette! My thoughts?

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So… the infamous jaclyn hill x Morphe palette… I really do have a lot to say about it after playing with it for a few weeks and really testing it out. I knew as soon as it came out that I needed it because I honestly do think that Jaclyn knows how to make good products. This is quickly become one of my favorite go-to palettes now, and ill tell you why:

  • IT IS PIGMENTED – when i say its pigmented i mean it packs a punch with the tiniest amount of shadow on the brush, and its the same for every single color in the palette.
  • IT IS CREAMY – Theres no doubt that the shimmer shades are so creamy they could be foiled shadows if you add fixed plus, but the mattes are also super creamy and blend-able!
  • LONG WEARING- These shadows are the kind of shadows that almost stain the lids from being so pigmented and long wearing, which im ok with because they come off very easily with makeup remover as well. Without a primer, they seem to last a really long time on me as well – from day till night.
  • BEAUTIFUL JEWEL TONES – I love having jewel tones in an all in one kind of palette, because jewel tones are wearable on everyone plus they’re really vibrant and mesmerizing.ย  The jewel tones in the palette are: Royal Blue, Deep Purple, Aqua Blue, Jade Green, Bottle Green, Gold, Rose Gold.
  • WARM TONES – everyone loves warm tones right now, so i appreciate that there are so many shades of warm tones from mustard to red to brown. Along with warm tones there definitely are neutral tones too!

Needless to say, im falling for this palette. It makes me excited when i look at it and play around with it, and I cant wait to create some unique looks with it!

Have you guys tried this palette? ๐Ÿ™‚

Summer/Travel Essentials 2017!

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Its been months since i’ve done a good blog post, and I can honestly say i’ve missed doing it so much! Even though im physically on “vacation” and have no obligations to think about .. I still always feel that I need to be blogging and enjoying the process.

This summer I’ve really found myself going for a more minimalistic look for my makeup (which basically means no eyeliner and almost no mascara), but in saying that I found a routine that really worked for me, and the easy look I wanted for summer. First of, without question, I must prep my skin. That prep-step can be different depending on my skins needs or my laziness. If i feel i need an extra something for a long day out ill always apply sunscreen and moisturizer (all in one product of course), and I always add a facial spray every day. The one I’ve really fallen in love with is the Caudalie Beauty Elixir for so many reasons! For summer, it has the most amazing cooling minty sensation on the face, and it smells unlike anything else.. its so calming and beautiful. The mist itself is also nice to spray, which makes the product even nicer!

My next step is to do my brows… somewhere along the way i picked up the need and want to fill in my brows. Im so glad I did! It makes a world of a difference just to have your brows on point. The brow pencil im loving right now is the NYX micro brow in Espresso. I have very black hair and a medium skin tone, so this warm dark brow pencil is perfect and it lasts a long time too.

Next up, I must apply blush. I would say blush is my secret weapon of choice … its magical. A little blush can change the way you appear and feel within seconds of a pink swoosh. I’m really liking the Essence Satin Blush right now, because it gives a subtle sheen and its a brightening pink shade for me.

After blush, I usually like to add a tint of a bright color to my lips, and right now I’m testing out the new Dior Addict Lip Tattoo. Now, i really do like this product it gives me that intense color i want while camouflaging into my actual lip color, but I find the lip tattoo is not so budge proof when it comes to the food test. Maybe I haven’t mastered how to wear it yet, but it hasn’t lasted very long for me the few times i tried it. It is, however a beautiful color (all of them are), very easy to wear, and almost hydrating. If i’m not wearing a tint, I’m mostly wearing a pretty gloss.

Last, but not least, I love wearing a simple eye look with just a few coats of the Benefit Roller Lash mascara (a holy grail product). Let me tell you… this mascara is everything I need! It lengthens, holds a curl, keeps my lashes looking and feeling natural, and is easy to remove – but doesn’t smudge off.

Thats a wrap on my summer essentials! What are your summer must haves? ๐Ÿ™‚

2016 Favorites + 2017 Goals

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great year, and have a great new year. 2016 was a whirlwind of a year in so many ways for everyone, and 2017 is a new beginning for us to accomplish our goals and learn more about ourselves.

2016 wasn’t filled with a lot of new beauty products for me, but I do have some favorites that I couldn’t put down.

  • L’oreal Sculpt mascara
  • Tarte Blush in True Love (natural pink shade)
  • Nars Blush in Gina (Light and Peachy)
  • Charlotte Tilbury Matte revolution lipstick in Bond Girl
  • Fresh Lip Balm in Petal
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in Dim Light
  • Highlighters in general ๐Ÿ˜›
  • Kat Von D tattoo liner in Trooper
  • Tea tree oil from The Body shop
  • Lush bubble bars: Creamy Candy and Karma
  • The Body Shop body scrub: Strawberry
  • Biolage Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Wet Hairbrush
  • Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Perfume
  • Bioderma
  • Kiehl’s ultra facial cream and eye cream

Im sure there are more, but that’s what I remember for now ๐Ÿ™‚

For the new year, in 2017, I want to set some goals for myself which I truly want to be able to tick off at the end/middle or beginning of 2017.

  • Upload weekly on my youtube channel
  • Post more blog posts on my website
  • Fill up a sketchbook with all my drawings and art
  • Use up makeup products before buying more
  • clean and cleanse my room more often
  • take better care of my skincare
  • DRINK MORE WATER
  • Try to eat cleaner
  • Be kinder
  • paint more oil paintings for myself
  • Get my drivers license!

What are your goals for the new year? I hope you achieve them!

How I clean my brushes/sponges…

        I admit I don’t clean my brushes as much as I probably should, but when I do clean them it’s always the same way. I usually clean my brushes once they start looking like they’re holding too much product to perform well. Also the color gives it away. I love usuing a little rubbery plastic type brush cleaner because it’s super efficient and it keeps my hands clean too. The products I use to clean my brushes are the beauty blender solid soap, and sometimes I’ll use a creamy hand soap or cleansing oil. The beauty blender solid is the fastest thing though… it’s by far my favorite right now! 

What do u guys use to clean ur brushes/sponges? ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Makeup Brushes I Love!

Like any other makeup lover, I love collecting makeup brushes and experimenting with what each one can do for me. The ones I really can’t do a nice clean makeup look without are the following:

  • A Blush Brush
  • A small powder brush
  • A fluffy crease brush
  • A flat headed brush
  • A tapered crease brush
  • An extra fluffy brush

When doing an intense or normal eye look, a fluffy crease brush is so important to get rid of harsh lines and blend colors perfectly, while the tapered crease brush is perfect to pack on color in the crease while blending it in specific areas. A flat headed brush is extremely useful to pack on color onto the lid, so that there is as much pigment as possible as well as less fall out. An extra clean fluffy brush on hand is always useful to blend everything out throughout the creation of our beautiful eye looks … and of course we need a powder brush to swipe away any fall out or add a highlight. The blush brush I sometimes also use to highlight, but the perfect blush brush only needs to be swiped on the cheek with no effort because it knows what to do ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for reading! What are your must have brushes?

 

Purple and Gold Glam Eye Look!

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I recently got my hands on the beautiful Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette, and I have to say im inlove with it! The colors are exactly what I would want in a palette because theyre mostly warm and bright. The best part about the palette is her textured foiled shadows which I used in the middle of the lid and the inner corners.

On my eyes:

The Huda Beauty Palette

  • Bossy
  • Coco
  • Rose Gold
  • 24K

I also used nyx ultimate palette for the bright purple on my lids

The mascara:

  • L’oreal False Lash Sculpt (my favorite)
  • Mac Extended Play on the bottom lashes

For my next post I want to post about the Huda Beauty Palette and what I think of it so far.. I also posted a mini review on my instagram page @makeupbymisha ย and @mishafaran.art if you wanna see the palette and all the colors in it.

I hope you enjoyed this post because I loved experimenting with a glam look for a change ย ๐Ÿ™‚